Economic Growth Summer Workshop at The University of Warwick

Monday 6 July – Friday 10 July 2015

Scientific Committee: Oded Galor, Moshe Hazan and Omer Moav

Following on from the success of previous Summer Schools and last year’s Summer Workshop, the Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth 2015, hosted by the Department of Economics and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), will give researchers the opportunity to learn about frontier research in the field of Economic Growth and present their own research.

The workshop will consist of introductory lectures, invited sessions, contributed sessions and social events.

  • Oded Galor (Brown University)
    An overview of recent developments in the field of growth and comparative development, exploring the role of geographical, institutional, cultural, and genetic factors in the observed pattern of development across the globe.
  • Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University)
    An introductory lecture to ArcGIS

Social Programme

The programme provides plenty of opportunities for participants to socialise and includes dinners and trips to local places of interest including Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and Warwick Castle.


The workshop is supported financially by the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and by CAGE. While we will not be able to cover travel costs, we will provide (at no charge) accommodation and meals.

Workshop fee : £300

How to apply

Please complete the online application form. If you wish to present your research, please include your paper or an abstract. Preferences will be given to applications submitted prior to 17 April 2015. Applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding the outcome of their application.

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Further Details

The atmosphere will be informal, with plenty of time for discussion between participants and speakers and participants will have the opportunity to present their own work. The summer workshop will follow a similar structure to last year’s Workshop in Economic Growth held at The University of Warwick. Participants are expected to attend the entire workshop.

Accommodation and catering

Accommodation is provided for 6 nights in halls of residence on campus, in private rooms with en-suite bathroom from Sunday 5 July – Friday 10 July (inclusive). Participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks during the workshop, a welcome dinner on the Sunday evening and farewell dinner on the Friday evening and three further dinners as well as the two local trips to Stratford and Warwick.

Travel to Warwick

The University of Warwick has excellent road, rail and air links with Coventry Rail Station 15 minutes by taxi and Birmingham International Airport 30 minutes by taxi.

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